FAQs

What Wind Speeds will an Awning Withstand?

This is quite a difficult question to answer as there are so many factors involved with wind in the real world, gusting, steady and swirling winds all create different effects. Most higher specification awnings will have a tested and certified wind rating based on km/h or the Beaufort scale but of course no one is ever really monitoring the wind speed in their back garden or patio to make a judgement on this…

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What is the Best All Year Round Solution?

This isn’t that easy to answer, as it depends on your expectations. ‘All year round’ for many commercial applications may actually mean most months, but not the coldest winter months. For domestic application it may mean just the ability to prevent rain when it falls in the summer months. A true all year round solution will be a very high specification indeed.
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How can I prevent the annoying wind down one side of my patio?

All outdoor areas will suffer from a prevailing cooler wind in the evenings and there are a few ways to tackle this. Continue reading →

What awning system is best for sun and rain protection on my patio?

This question has become a lot easier to answer in the last few years with the arrival of several patio and terrace cover products specifically developed for dealing with rain and higher winds which unfortunately we have to live with in the UK. Continue reading →

Should my awning be retracted in strong winds?

Yes of course it should, but what defines a strong wind?
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